Kawasaki Ninja 300 Launched: What is my first impression on seeing the motorcycle!

The first photo of Kawasaki Ninja 300 was already on the web in the last quarter of 2012. Since then media was just speculating that the launch is just around the corner.

Finally on April 10th, 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 was launched in Pune, India.

Ninja 300

I reached the press conference 10 mins late, but just before the bike was unveiled by the Bajaj bosses I entered and found a seat.

With a nail biting visuals in my head I was just counting the seconds in which the curtain was ready to go up. And what a grand machine took stance in front of me and the other journalists. Seeing something in person always gives the best feeling.

The Ninja 300 is really the true upgrade of the Ninaj 250R. The bike has some pretty good new features and all the outdated stuff like the analogue console have been replace with the modern parts that match with today’s style and dynamism.

A detailed log of the press launch of Ninja 300 my colleague has posted in MyBikeMyWorld.com (Do visit there)

If you ask me, divide the motorcycle in two. Cut it from the centre and then compare with the Ninja 250R.

Majority of the upgrades are all in the front side while the rear pretty much looks the same. Although minor carving are present at the rear side but not vivid enough to mention.

The front headlight face looks very similar to the Ninja 650. In fact this one looks like a leaner younger brother of the mid-weight bike from Kawasaki (Ninja 650).

The beauty of the Ninja lies in its reliability. It is a very good looking bike and makes a star out of you.

Now the only thing that bugs me is the whooping price tag on it. As Indian I would really like to think this way, that if I can mange a little over a lac rupees then why should I not go for the Ninja 650 itself. I know they should not be compared but at the end of the day, price is something we all are going to evidently make our decision on.

Despite having sporty elements and a beautiful super sport style appearance, down the line all roads are the same for these high end machine and price will always be a deciding factor when more than one product is present in that segment.

Ninja ruled till now and still will with the Ninja 300; but now expect tough competition from other brands who have stepped on the throttle to reach the number one spot.

I give a thumbs up to the bike. If I ignore the price tag then Ninja 300 has everything that what expects in a quarter litre segment.

Soon will put up the Kawasaki Ninja 300 review on Wanderlustbiker.com

Kawasaki Ninja 300

Technical Specifications

Engine Type:
Liquid cooled, 4- stroke Parallel Twin

Displacement – 296 cm3

Bore and Stroke – 62.0 X 49.0 mm

Compression ratio:
10.6:1

Valve system – DOHC, 8 Valves

Fuel System: Fuel Injection Φ32mm x 2 (keihin) with dual throttle valves.

Ignition:
Digital

Starting: Electric

Lubrication: Electic

Lubrication:
Forced Lubrication, Wet sump

Transmission: 6 Speed return

Maximum Power – 29.0 KW {39PS}/11,000 rpm

Maximum Torque: 27 N.m {2.8 kgf.m} / 10.000rpm

Frame Tyres and Brakes


Type:
Tube diamond, steel

Wheel travel:
Front: 120mm

Rear:
132mm

Tyre:
Front 110/70 – 17M/C 54S

Rear:
140 /70 -17 M/C 66S

Brake Front: 
Type: Single 290mm petal Disc

Caliper Single Balanced actuation dual
–piston

Brake Rear:
Type: single 220 mm Petal disc

Caliper:
Dual –piston

Dimensions


Overall length:
2,015 mm

Overall width:
715 mm

Overall height:
1,11omm

Wheelbase:
1,405 mm

Ground clearance: 140 mm

Seat height:
785mm

Curb Mass:
172 kg

Fuel Capacity:
17 litres